The Iranian government has banned Nintendo’s Pokemon Go app, bringing up unspecified “security Concerns.” The decision was taken with the aid of the ‘High Council of virtual spaces’, a reasonably grand sounding committee that overseas online activity in the country. Numerous governments have expressed worries about the games in latest weeks; however Iran is the primary country to formally ban it.
There were a spate of stories circulating of human beings playing the game in both risky and irrelevant places, along with a military base and Aushwitz. Even though a blanket ban handiest applies in Iran, governments have placed restrictions some other place. Indonesia has prohibited its police officers from the use of it, and New York has banned it for over 3k sex offenders.
Moreover, a Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has claimed that a fatwa (religious ruling) placed on an earlier Pokemon card game also applies to the new app. The 16 year old edict said the game contained “forbidden images” and violated an Islamic ban on gambling.
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